6 Year-Old Recovering From Dog Bite

A Smithfield youth is recovering after being bitten by a dog.  Smithfield Police and Animal Control are jointly investigating the incident that happened on South Fifth Street.

Police said the 6 year-old child was bitten in the leg by a mixed breed pit bull that had gotten off its leash.  The child was taken to Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield for treatment. The child was later released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Police have identified the owner of the dog and are continuing to investigate the incident.